A Florida Enchantment (film #2 on Origins of the Fantasy Feature (The Library of Congress Smithsonian Video, 1995)).

Wealthy young heiress Lillian (no relation to Airy Fairy Lillian), while vacationing in Florida, finds some magic seeds which change the gender of whoever eats them. Since she is in a snit over her fiance flirting with other women, she tries a seed and finds it effective––soon she finds herself smoking and flirting with pretty gals like any man. The seed doesn't affect her appearance, only her behavior, though one morning she does wake up with a mustache, which she immediately shaves off (I don't see what the big deal is about that––after all, it's happened to me befo––wait a minute...forget I said anything). She gives her maid a seed as well, which turns the maid into a raving maniac for awhile. Lillian then breaks off her engagement and returns to New York with her now masculine maid. While in New York, she orders men's clothes for herself and her maid and assumes the new identity of Lawrence Talbot (no relation to the famous werewolf) plus valet. Returning to Florida in women's clothing, she goes on a riverboat trip with her former fiance, gives him the brush-off one last time, then she and her maid change back into men's clothes and gleefully throw their women's clothing overboard. Later, when the clothes wash up on shore, her fiance comes to the conclusion she's been murdered. More comic antics ensue, culminating in the fiance's taking a seed and turning into a prancing ninny. As the plot description implies, this is a very silly film. A 1914 Vitagraph film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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